Arkansas residents spend over half a million dollars per day on legal cannabis products. But not just anyone is free to light up, and even registered medical marijuana patients are subject to a labyrinth of restrictions and regulations. Before you step foot in your local dispensary, you’ll want to brush up on all applicable Arkansas marijuana laws. Read More
Numerous states—including Connecticut, Illinois, and New Hampshire—recognize spinal cord injury as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana. Arkansas does not specifically identify spinal cord injury in a broad sense, but the language of the law is still clear. Most spinal injury sufferers absolutely qualify for an Arkansas medical marijuana card.
A new Talk Business & Politics-Hendrix College Poll reveals that a record number of likely Arkansas voters are in favor of expanding the state’s medical marijuana program.
When medicinal cannabis was first made legal in 2016, only 53% of voters were in favor, a slight majority. Fast-forward four years later, and a staggering 67.5% are now in favor. Only 20.5% of voters oppose medical marijuana, and 12% are unsure.
The Arkansas Department of Health is now issuing medical marijuana cards to patients with cachexia. If you’re struggling to maintain a healthy weight and you’ve been diagnosed with this potentially life-threatening condition, you may qualify. Read More
Arkansas opened its first medical marijuana dispensaries in May 2019. Since that time, the state has been scrambling to fine-tune its program and create an efficient system for all patients. The COVID-19 pandemic has tested the fledgling program, but it has also given way to new, more patient-friendly practices like improved sanitation, greater access to delivery, and telemedicine evaluations. Read More
If you’re a current Arkansas medical marijuana card holding patient, you may have noticed that your medicine is pretty costly. Local cannabis advocates are pushing for a simple solution: more cultivation facilities. It’s yet to be seen whether increased cultivation will result in lower prices, but if data from neighboring Oklahoma is any indication, the answer is a resounding yes. Read More